Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Bags

I have suddenly begun LOVING creating with paper bags....

These were created for special friends and I made them for the December Challenge of Scrap for Help...
If you would like to enter this contest, it is SO fun!

Just go HERE to see all the entries and join in!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion

My newest book has just been published on Amazon!!! It is filled with creative ideas to "get your craft on." If you would like to take my free art seminar, it is on a tab at the top of my personal blog at: Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Living Your Dream

Is there something that you've always wanted to do, but didn't take a chance on making it happen? I am in the process of writing a new book...It is called "Do You Need a Hug from Heaven?" and it is about how many individuals were helped in their lives when they least expected it...

It is also about encounters with angels and friends or relatives who have passed on who make themselves apparent--and try to help out in times of trouble--even from beyond.

I think that we should all "live our dreams." After all, isn't that what life is all about?


Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Special Gift

As many of you know, I have a brand-new book on Amazon called Blogging: It's a "Man" Thing...

Well, in the course of writing the book, I interviewed David De Witt who has the blog called The Errol Flynn Blog~and we became friends...

Being a mixed-media artist, I thought that I would surprise David with a suede cigar box that is a tribute to Errol Flynn...It has some names of the actor's movies and other memorabilia...Flynn was born on June 20th, so I included a calendar page and the number "20" along with some other pieces that I thought were fitting for this masculine piece.

But, when it opens up, inside is a picture of Flynn's personal boat called "Zaca." So, why is that so essential? Because that is also the name of David's publishing company! This photo was taken by Donan Raven and I ran it off on aged paper for a vintage look.

By the way, Errol Flynn died a few years after I was born and I just found out that he is buried in my hometown of Glendale, California. It's amazing the things someone finds out when researching for a book.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Blogging: It's A "Man" Thing

I have a new ebook that has just been published on Amazon called Blogging: It's a "Man" Thing and I am really excited! For a mere 99 cents, men can learn about how fun blogging is and how to create their own blogs. It contains interviews with very interesting men who have their own blogs and it has been a pleasure meeting all of them. I will be talking more about this in the future, but if you know any men who blog--or would like to, I hope you will tell them about this "fun" read!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Victorian Christmas

My Victorian Christmas Week is in full swing at Whimsical Musings--my personal blog!

So, come on over if you'd like to know how to make these crafts...

This is a Victorian Christmas journal...

Lots of room for creativity--and it makes a gorgeous family heirloom...

It has pockets, lace, and all sorts of embellishments...

And, there is a tutorial for these Christmas tags with graphics from Dezinaworld.

You won't want to miss the fun--and I'll be happy to see you there!!!